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stands out about obama's victory to me is how ugly it was, this was identity politics on steroids telling black people republicans wanted to take away their right to vote and telling women there's war on them that seniors, that paul ryan wants to push granny off the cliff in a wheelchair. this is not the hope and change obama, this was not, there's no red state and blue state obama. he won ugly, it's divisive and if this is the template for how democrats want to win elections going forward to this-- >> and i can tell you what the reaction in the white house would be if they heard you say that, they would say get over it, grow up, this is politics, republicans got a, you know, put on their boxing gloves and get over it. >> oh, yeah. >> paul: so what? you know. >> i won, you know, suck it up. >> i agree. this is the new benchmark the way you win a presidential campaign. no question about it, it's too bad, but that's the way it is. i want to elaborate on one of kim's points. the turnout machine, it did not materialize after the convention in august. we need to pay a lot more attention to the
a deal and president obama thinks he has a legacy that he has to protect right now. have watched as democrats have picked up seats in the senate and the house and president obama has been reelected. they do not want to be seen as obstacles to a deal that pushes the economy into a better place. both sides have some political reason to do business right now. in the short term, there will be some kind of bridge. lori: speaking of that bridge in the republican, we did hear from john boehner once today. revenue has to be part of this deal. that is -- what do you mean that means? >> i think what it means is they have been talking about raising taxes on people making more than 250,000 were certainly more thhn 1 million. the billion landmark is acceptable. what really will go on is democrats will insist on more than $250,000. republicans may lower their estimates for people who are billionaires for people who make half a million. melissa: to think we will see any real spending cuts, though? >> oh, absolutely. if you go back to simpson bowles, if you talk about democrats, people and harry
is enough jobs. we are focused on a grand bargain, which is another way of saying austerity. president obama got it right when he said that companies are awash with cash. what they are missing is enough customers out there to prompt demand and justify them spending more on plants and equipment. businesses need customers. they do not create jobs. austerity is the opposite of income creating sales. it reduces income. tax increases reduce income. spending cuts reduce income. both, i would argue, are the wrong medicine for the economy today. we have seen the effects of austerity. we do not want to follow, these countries over the cliff and gratuitously -- we do not want to follow these countries over the cliff gratuitously. [applause] thank you. >> i want to talk to brad. take the next. >> i have a couple of things to say. our $2 trillion figure is not a recommendation. it is actually a response to the fact that everyone thinks that $4 trillion is what is needed to achieve -- a debt stabilization gold, stabilizing debt to gdp, to keep that from rising faster than the economy, which ultimately is
. he will be quarantined for a couple of months. i agree with mark. obama ran a brilliant campaign. he did not have a record. and he succeeded. he did extremely well. and he is right. i would say mitt romney is a good and decent man and who -- would have made a good president. he was not a good campaigner. i think he was weakened by the republican primaries, weakened by the 47%, and in the end he had really bad luck. a week before the election he was ahead in just about all the polls by a lot -- >> no. >> i think it was pre-empted in the last week. i am not sure he would have 1. >> i do not think he was ahead. but when we left here last week, mark and i looked at each other and we said, now we will see whether the vaunted ground game is really their. the vaunted ground game turned out to be a mega ground game. one person i know, this obama operatives sent out an e-mail to her friends and said, don't despair. this was not good, but we registered 10,000 obama voters this big. that is an the question is, can you move the operation to another candidate? to another election, an off-year ele
? president obama saying save the middle class. extend the bush tax cuts. rich edson at the white house right now. rich, one of the other things he said that the cleanup for superstorm sandy was fast and aggressive. i guess he hasn't been to breezy point or staten island recently because, man, it is still a mess there. >> he heads to new york to survey damage but i think what we got is an opening for compromise. i will take a look attacks reform and serious look at earn titlements. we don't have many details on that. we're at the stage of negotiations where neither side is providing many details just the willingness where you are willing to go on this? one of the questions people are asking, are you president obama, firm on commitment tax rates must go up on those earning $250,000 a year. that is the signal we had gotten from the white house press secretary. we had not got that from the president himself. he showed a little wiggle room there. take a listen. >> i am open to new ideas if republican counterparts or some democrats have a great idea for us to rise revenue, maintain progressivety,
the republican party will keep losing. >> you get the government you deserve, you get obama and good luck with that. >> a big supporter in indiana thought it a good idea to have the romney/ryan logo tattooed on his face. >> people are furious with you right now. >> i did the best i could. >> i wonder if laser removal is covered under obama care. >> do you want to smoke drugs, fine? >> don't judge me monkey. >> the idea we have to become more moderate? >> mitt has already lined himself up a flomax commercial. >> when you hear the words conservative they think of loons and wackos. >> they've been fleeced, exploited, and lied to. >> latinos are calling this cinco denio. >> good days, bad days. >> he changed his name to pablo ryan. >> you can be stoned and still love your country. >> if women think their abortion rights are under siege, they're living in a different country. >> republicans have done a pathetic job communicating what conservatism does. >> it's the height of man's arrogance to presume what jesus would vote for. >> did you know that there's an elephant in our green room? >> and
and the power to convene. we need president obama to convene the right people together and set the agenda, which includes when the agenda is done. so the andrews air force base example. you don't amount to-month-olds finished. can we get that done? quite frankly, what american businesses are doing, they are planning a contingency to hold capital expenditures and lay people off in the potential that we will have a recession. in the bubble in washington, we determined how to keep our friends on the right or left by how we behave, the american people are the ones who suffer because we are the ones who laid them off. because we know how to respond to this situation. >> the president has to do that. the president has to meet with the leaders of the congress, collectively and individually. without the press necessarily being in the room. he heads to set the agenda. he needs to, you know, talk about what needs to be done. next year is going to be a window of opportunity which we won't have for three years after that. we could have tax reform and we could have energy legislation. but we haven't even had
anything in washington without having some concerns. i believe the right thing for barack obama, and he has an incredible opportunity to lead if he wants to, he chose not to after being elected in 2008. solely focusing on obamacare. he should really take a team of rivals and a page booklet he did with hillary clinton and put john mccain as secretary of state. martha: what you think about that? >> i like john mccain very much. i think john kerry would be a choice before john mccain. but it would probably be a good idea to reach across the aisle. but you are trying to litigate the election. saying that obama did nothing but obamacare, which is not true. let's move forward and realize. unfortunately -- [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> we have a debt ambassador in libya. [talking over each other] >> is that susan rice's fault? we need to get to the bottom of this. >> you are arguing what we argued a month ago. martha: regardless of what we see here today, there is testimony being given right now. it is honestly a hot issue and remains so. we know that we will hear from gen
to need barack obama there at her side the whole time. jon: right. >> that's a great point. jon: he told those two male senators, mccain and lindsey graham, called them out by name and said, essentially, if you want to criticize her, come after me. [laughter] interesting times in washington. judy miller, kirsten powers, thank you both. >> thank you. jon: be sure to tune in tomorrow, 2:30 eastern time and again at 11:30 p.m. where we will cover the coverage and uncover media bias, or so we hope. and right after "happening now," be sure to tune in to "america live" with megyn kelly. she talked with congressman peter king. he has a lot to say about the administration's story after the benghazi attacks and about the petraeus testimony that took place behind closed doors just this morning. jenna: we'll look forward to that, a lot more clarity on what he's thinking right now. in the meantime, we're going to move on to this part of hurricane sandy. from new jersey to new york, places of worship are struggling to recover after that storm's wrath. normally, a place of worship is a place where peo
cuts. >> that's right. you heard, for instance, bill crystal, essentially tell republicans to say, listen, that they should accept this deal from obama, the higher tax rates on the rich of course that was something that was backed up by 60% to 70% of people who voted, some of whom were republican said yes, let's take that deal. so i think you're right. they're looking at all of these issues been i think there will be something of a meeting of the minds overs next two months and then there will probably be a sense that later on some of these bigger issues will also be taken up. >> thank you both for joining me tonight. >> thank you. >> coming up, penn is here, as you may have noticed. as his new explains, he has been the subject of a black male scheme, which provoked an fbi investigation, which makes him the perfect analyst for the petraeus affair. and john mccain and his bff lindsay graham want to keep scott brown in the senate so badly this they are willing to said anything, tell any lie about unn ambassador susan rice. that's coming up. there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62
't constitute a cover-up. what you see so much is the right trying to raise the political price for obama in this, when there's really no there there. we saw some of that with john mccain who has been trying to get to the bottom of benghazi. it's been so important for him, and yet, he skipped the classified hearing about this. why did he skip it? because his office said that he had a previously scheduled engagement. what was that? a press conference where he dissing the president and get answers. really? >> let's put mccain in perspective here, because he's the point man on capitol hill and really insinuating that there's something, you know not on the up and up going on here with the white house. john mccain is acting out of sour grapes here. that defines his career. think back a decade, but john mccain was ever democrat's favorite republican. why? he ran against george w. bush and he lost, and he didn't take the loss well. when george w. bush made president, john mccain didn't miss a single opportunity to stick it to the bush administration. hard to believe now john mccain in 2001 voted
on the health care system. it is going to be dramatically bad. we are in this place right now. president obama has no plan to invent it is his responsibility to lay his plan on the table and to show the american public how you are going to get the government to live within its means and balance the budget beyond test taxing the wealthy which at most will raise $80 billion. i am interested in seeing that plan. . >> if you were a congressman, you would elect to have the trigger to talk about it every once in awhile. >> why do they not spend time doing something about it? >> to go back to the earlier question, given the state of the economy, it will take some time to get consensus. it will not be january 2013. it is going to be 2014, 2015 before that gets put in place. it is not easy to change the tax thing where you say to get rid of some deductions and loopholes. they are there because people want them there. we ought to get rid of a lot of them. there is a big debate as to which ones to get rid of and how. to think you will resolve it in two weeks or six weeks is foolish. >> you mentioned taxe
. romney is right that the obama vision is too centered on government but his is too centered on the promotion of business and wealth creation at the expense of everything else. >> a very long excerpt. john, we'll have you on when your new book comes out and read the first three chapters. a fascinating bit of information. your wife worked here for a very long time. >> she did, almost two decades. she worked for "saturday night live" for almost 20 years. >> fantastic. so she's moved on to greener pastures. >> she has moved on to other pastures. she is now a talent agent at icm. so this is interesting. i've been on many other floors of this 30 rock but not this one. >> this is homecoming for him. >> and he used to have his own table at the rainbow room. >> did he really? >> if only that were true. i bet he did. so let's talk about your column and talk about republicans wringing their hands. i never understood in '94 when i came in and somebody said not really sure why we republicans imbraced big business the way we did when the street always voted against us. wrote checks agains
right. a large percentage of the income that barack obama wants to tax at the higher rate is small business income. the other part of it that the speaker didn't mention is the other big component of that income is investment income the money that the people put into the small businesses to create them in the first place. doug knows this very well that one of the big problems we have in the economy right now is businesses aren't inch investigating, they are not expand -lg your operations. can you think of a worst time to raise the tax rate on investment when investment went negative in the last quarter? if businesses are not investing they can't hire more workers and i agree with doug it could cause a ou double-dip recession. gregg: if you force higher income americans to pay more in taxes not through increasing their tax rates but rather closing the loopholes, deductions, credits and so on and so forth, that is still a net increase on that important sector. so how is that any more or less damaging to the economy? >> it's always bad to raise taxes. the economy common-sense is to kee
of an instinct on obama's part to press forward in a second term by reaching out more. >> all right. very good. >> jon meacham. >> have you sent one to the president yet? >> i have not. i should do that. >> you need to do that, jon. you need to sign it and send it to the president. he's a big reader. >> as ever, you're ahead of me. so i'll do that. thank you. >> all right, jon meacham, the new book, "thomas jefferson: the art of power." >>> when we come back, vice chair of the senate intelligence committee, senator saxby chambliss, also "bloomberg's" josh green on the three factors he says will decide the fiscal cliff. and david gregory joins the set as well. there's david. >> all right. >> keep it right here on "morning joe." anncr: some politicians seem to think medicare and... social security are just numbers in a budget. well, we worked hard for those benefits. we earned them. and if washington tries to cram decisions about the future... of these programs into a last minute budget deal... we'll all pay the price. aarp is fighting to protect seniors with responsible... solutions that streng
obama on the podium. he was aggressive, particularly on the issue of susan rice. >> you're right. this is not the kind of emotion that we have grown to see from the president. he tends to hold back a bit, not be as emotional. this was an area where the president came out very strong, saying that these attacks from republicans have simply been unfair. he called them outrageous. he said if they want to point fenger at anyone, attack anyone, they should dop it the ahim. take a listen. >> but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and besmirch her reputation is outrageous. and, you know, we're after an election now. >> the president also had some very strong words when it came to those bush era tax cuts saying that he will not extend them for the wealthiest of americans. he wants a comprehensive plan so that middle class americans won't be impacted over the long haul and the president believing and saying that even other economists agree as well that wealthy americans can
they knew and they could trust had the right priority from president obama to historic numbers of democratic women. and out of the problems we asked, and we asked them about everything, i'm sure they were thrilled to to do one more poll after the leather. the candidates they voted against, they were really concerned that those candidates were going to take us back to the failed poll sthoifs past. like, they got it. they don't want to roll the clocks back. they want to move forward. and more than being wrong on any specific issue of debt or health care or social issues or taxes, women recognize the total madmen g.o.p. agenda is what they did not want and they reacted that way. i say this growth will be sustainable in the years to come. and we have the right agenda and need to keep building and talking to our women, our fellow sisters across the country and the men who stand with us. because they know that together we can make a great, great difference. and with that, i think about just some of the incredible women who have done so much and we do have a couple of special guests here today and
the discussions of the time lines, what is also clear that it took the obama white house more than a week to publicly say that it was terrorism. so you do have this discrepancy. the cia director saying it was terrorism, really right out of the gate but the white house having this lag of eight days, bill. bill: a specific question here. answer it as best as you can. what do we believe general petraeus thought that anti-muslim film contributed specifically now to what was happening in benghazi? do we know officially yet how he believes the film either played a part or did not play a part? >> we don't know from the readout from lawmakers outside of that hearing this morning but, i would pay particularly attention to what we just heard from the ranking member. several lawmakers have now described how the first attack seemed more disjointed. not very coordinated as these militants overran the consulate. and the second attack on the cia annex seemed to have much more command-and-control. it was far more organized. it had the use of mortars. mortars are an indicator of premeditation. there may w
, driven in part by a concern about a second term for president obama and that it could mean new restrictions on the rights of gun owners. trace gallagher is looking looko this phenomenon. hello, trace. >> reporter: hey, shannon. the most reliable way to track gun sales is by looking at the number of background checks being conducted. when president obama took office, the number of background checks went up by 1.5 million, they have steadily gone up since then. 2009, 11.4 million background checks, 11.5 in 2010. then look at the jump, 13 million background checks in 2011, and so far this year 14.8 million background checks and a lot of gun owners say in the past four or fife days -- five days there has been a tremendous spike. now, experts say the increase is because of concerns about tighter regulation on semiautomatic rifles, especially firearms that might be classified as assault rifles. gun enthusiasts point to what the president said during the debates. listen here. >> but i also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don't belong on o
, wisdom and colonel for president obama that he will do what is right in your eyes for your people. i close by asking, god, please, god, please, god, please, continue to bless america, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from puerto rico, mr. pierluisi. mr. pierluisi: mr. speaker, puerto rico recently held -- i want to convey to the american public, describe their significance and outline the next steps i will take. as background, puerto rico has been a u.s. territory since 1898. the island is home to 3.7 million american citizens who cannot vote for president, are not represented in the senate, and elect a nonvoting member to the house. federal law is supreme in puerto rico but its residents are treated unequally under many federal programs. voters were first asked whether they want puerto rico to remain a territory. over 1.7 million people answered. which is about 75% of registered voters on the island. 54% said they did not want the current status to continue while 46% said they did. voters were then asked to express their preference among
for president obama, and i do not mind saying that. right now we need solutions to the problems. i really think the president has offered his hand out. i think congress will work with him. i am optimistic about this. host: can you point to anything specific about the change you see? caller: there is a political thing going on here. you have the midterm coming up. i think they will be thinking about that. there are some positives involved. i think -- really, this was a close election. i know both parties will say it was not. the american people are really a meeting something to live on and go on and drive forward on. i really think -- this did not come overnight. it took me a couple of days to come around. i think this president is willing and people see it. congress better join him and do something about this. host: there is a story about building a super pac called looking in favor of immigration reform. it will be called "republicans for immigration reform." you should know tomorrow morning he is set to join us on this program to talk about the new effort. you can see his comments on the topi
are purely a pastor. you do not do much. it is very hard right now. very hard to exist in this environment. now that you have four more years of president obama, -- melissa: smaller is better. caesar did you will not get a relaxation of dodd-frank. higher taxes, smaller paychecks. get used to it. lori: there are renewed worries about what is coming around the next quarter. melissa: just how negative is that negative guidance? we have what you need to know. ♪ all eyes, right here. this is our year. i thought it was last year... turns out i was wrong. none of us would walk in here and settle. that's how we are! i forgot what i was goi to say. patrick, i want 100% commitment! because i care man, ok? who are we!? 49ers! 49ers! 49ers! yeah! [ all cheering ] what the heck is going on in here? sorry coach, i just got a little carried away. alright, i think we're good. [ morgan ] for a chance to be in a locker room on game day and more... join visa nfl fan offers and make your season epic. [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, no ma
, the seeking of a diplomatic outcome, which i think they should do, if that fails, i think that the obama administration and president obama is going to have a decision very much like the one president bush had in 2002. right now we need to step back and think creatively. are there other scenarios that we can work that can get a good result in iran? without leaving the president of the united states where he only has two choices? go to war, or accept a nuclear- powered iran. neither of those is attractive. now is the time to think of it -- think creatively about an acceptable outcome in iran and avoid the halcyon choice. >> are you concerned about is real? >> interesting, israel has a lot at stake, but they are also an independent decision maker. they have their own interest in this and have made it clear that they are not prepared to except without some of the military action iran with a clear path to a nuclear weapon. one scenario would be for the illustration to try to engage with the iranians diplomatically. with the other countries involved in the so called p five. offering a robust
of president obama, the combination of spending cuts and tax increases and new revenue right? which has got to be the solution. >> absolutely. i think what we have to be careful of is that these cuts are proper cuts that they don't create havoc in the lives of the most vulnerable and low income individuals. >> bill: that's what i wanted to ask you about. do we know where these cuts would hit and who would be hardest hit by them? >> well, of course, across-the-board cuts, sequestration takes place, which of course, i could not support we're going to see this 8% to 10% cut across the board. so you're going to see children's programs cut. you're going to see other cuts, some terrible, terrible cuts take place. that people really cannot tolerate. of course, we need to -- and i still say we need to make sure defense cuts are on the table because we're look at a defense budget that's full of waste fraud and abuse. and that's full of billions of dollars that are there for cold war era weapons systems research that doesn't ma
senator and congressman tom price and democratic senator ken conrad. plus president obama looks ahead to a second term while republicans look to regroup. we will ask our sunday panel about what both sides need to do moving forward all right now on "fox news sunday." >> hello again from fox news in washington on veteran's day when we honor the military for their service to our nation. sadly we begin with a dramatic fall from bragrace of one of th most respected military men of this generation retired four star general and cia director general petraeus stepped down after admitting to an extra marital affair. to discuss that and the deadly terror attack in libya is the chairman of the senate committee diane finestein senator. welcome to fox news sunday. in a statement you said you understand petraeus's decision to resign but you wish president obama had not accepted that. after more revelations this weekend do you still feel that way? >> i talked to day petraeus twice on friday. he said to me, i have done an egregiously dishonorable thing and i need now to do the honorable thing. when i
tongue. the college age daughters of many of my friends voted for obama because they were completely turned off by the knee neanderthal comments like the suggestion of legitimate rape. so on one hand some of the far right saying they're right and plowed of their stance and others now saying they would have liked to have cut off somebody's tongue if they say this again. i just want to see where it goes and if there are more moderate voiceses that can bring balance to a party that seems out of control. thank you both for your time this evening. >>> coming up, you know the phrase. and you love the phrase. >> fired up! ready to go! >> who knew there was an incredible story behind it? the woman who gave the president his rallying cry joins us next. . i have a cold... i took dayquil, but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't work on runny noses. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have an antihistamine. really? [ male announcer ] really. alka-seltzer plus cold and cough fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a fast acting antihistamine to relieve your r
to get something done. you're absolutely right, tamron. they know they can't have the same sort of disastrous debacle happen that we saw during the debt ceiling fight of 2011. i think that they know they have to work together. president obama feeling emboldened about winning re-election. he's demanding that the bush era tax cuts expire for the wealthiest americans. that's something that republicans have typically opposed, but today house speaker john boehner seemed to suggest he was open to wiggle room on the issue of taxes or fresh revenues. on the other hand, democrats are willing to compromise on sacred cows, entitlement reform. let's hear more of what the congressional leaders had to say after the meeting. take a listen. >> we should have a goal in terms of how much deficit reduction. we should have a deadline before christmas. we should share some milestones of success so that confidence can build. >> we have the cornerstones of being able to work something out. we're both going to give up some of the things that we know are a problem. >> we're prepared to put revenue on th
, alex, as mike just said, what president obama said sound a little bit like a green light for israel to do whatever it takes necessary. what's happening right now is with the army here is doing all it takes to prepare for a ground invasion of gaza. but no order has been given. i'm pretty sure they don't want to give the order. the whole point of these strikes has been to stop the palestinian rocket fire into israel. it hasn't really worked. that's why a ground invasion is still an option. today just about an hour ago a rocket was fired here from gaza to tel aviv where i'm standing. there is a warning hamas still does have this capability. it's been a bitter day and ferocious day of fighting especially earlier on. there were 200 rocket -- air force attacks by israel on gaza just in the early hours of the morning. 200. and they targeted targets they have not aimed at before. this time they went into civilian buildings belonging to the hamas government, symbols of power if you like in gaza. they knocked out the prime minister's office there. his office was totally flattened. that was a
obama is going to look at his legacy and looking at markets. he has a terrific opportunity right here and right now to embrace small business, get the markets growing again and really do a lot for his legacy in the long run. rick: simon, americans do seem to want to see a certain level of cooperation between the parties. you know, but this is a president who has not really shown a willingness to reach across the aisle. now in his second term does that change? >> well, i don't agree with the first statement but i think that he has made it clear from his statements of the last few days that he expects to work with john boehner and republicans and mitch mcconnell in the senate to try to, you know, tackle a few big things. i think one of the things my, the other guest said, which is just fallacious and wrong and shouldn't be repeated is that the idea that the raising rates on people over $250,000 is going to hit a majority of small business owners. >> simon, y a small business. you're a policy wonk. >> you keep saying it doesn't make it true. 97% of small business owners will be exempt fr
of washington and elsewhere, right? they are being felt in afghanistan, president obama losing his cia director and wondering about general john allen. we have the author of "little america, the war within the war for afghanistan." nice to have you back on the program. you say you've just heard it from general allen's camp, what are some of the news that you can report about general allen, and all of this news about him potentially being involved in a scandal himself? >> yeah, jenna, late breaking developments here. we heard overnight, of course, that the pentagon was saying that there were 20 to 30,000 pages of documents of emails supposedly exchanged between general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan and jill kelley, this woman at the heart of the petraeus-broadwell scandal. a senior u.s. official who is close to general allen has just told me that in fact it wasn't 20 to 30,000 separate emails, there were hundreds of messages, but really not the big number that is being bandied out there and said that most of these were similarly innocuous messages, in many cases messages sent by m
not know. is there any talk about revenue spending, creating job programs. when president obama came into office, the stimulus was part of his agenda. as you look at the financial situation, is there talk of big spending right now? guest: there is talk of job training and infrastructure -- from this increased revenue. is that something congress can agree on? i think that in this climate of austerity, as people are starting to think about the deficit, i do not think we will necessarily see a large-scale stimulus like the one we have before. there is a fascinating statistic and a national journal story that they now spend $7 on programs for senior citizens and elderly people for every $1 it spends on young people. and at $1 goes to everything from education, student loans, job training. so the federal government spending at this point is really skewed towards taking care of the older population of versus helping the younger ones succeed. that'll be a tricky thing moving forward. alternately, to take care of older people you need to of younger people have a good jobs and making good wag
of medicare to extended for another decade and provide benefits immediately for seniors right now. republicans took that same money and gave tax cuts to the rich. that was a message that outside money spent a fortune to misrepresent. that is why the election of barack obama was so very important. to protect medicare -- even though we could not get the majority, we knew when he won that many of the issues, affordable care, medicare, were protected. we had a different view of what happened that day. we saw some of the members that we elective, the intellect we brought in here. it is not about quantity for us so much as the policy of leadership, the quality of our members, the ideas that they had, the talent that they bring, the commitment and dedication to a better future. we may not have the majority, we may not have the gavel, but we have the unity. we have the unity to go fourth, create jobs, build our economy, simple as abc. make it in america, build the infrastructure of america, and tax cuts for the middle-class. tax cuts for the middle-class. we can do that, prevent us from going over the
boehner. right now, there has been a lot of concern, especially among the progressives, but beyond that, insuring that people pay their fair share. but the trade-off, it is clear president obama has said, is cuts to what they call entitlement programs -- medicare, medicaid, social security. talk about these -- our guest yesterday sir anderson called, earned income benefits, actually, not entitlements. >> social security is something people have paid into their entire lives, not just people on the verge of receiving the benefits, even workers have been in the work force for some time. what is extraordinary about this moment to make, what really define president of his first term from a domestic and economic perspective is the recovery from the financial crisis was one that was a recovery for the wealthiest in america -- corporate profits boomed, wall street and the stock market increased at a time when the foreclosure crisis continued to worsen, very little attention was paid to that, very little has been done about unemployment. so the income gap, the rich-poor gap in the u.s. is the hi
to an eagerness or willingness to engage or become involved militarily in that conflict. >> all right, ben. in jerusalem this morning. thanks. >>> coming up later, soledad will be speaking to israel's deputy foreign minister. that's in our 7:00 hour. >>> here at home, president obama will have the four top leaders of congress over to the white house today to begin talks on avoiding the fiscal cliff, which could plunge the u.s. economy back into a recession. both side say there is room for compromise, but at the same time, it appears democrats and republicans may have dug in on their long-held positions concerning tax hikes and spending cuts. jill doherty is in our washington bureau. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> jill, both sides have said they are optimistic about a deal here. they're also not budging on some key issues. >> yeah, i mean, there is some room around the edges, but essentially, and this is the the opening gambit, of course. they're both talking about taxes. the president saying -- and revenue. the president saying that he wants more revenue from the wealthiest ameri
for a full 60 days. use promo code: gethelp. plus get this document shredder free-- but only if you act right now. call the number on your screen now! >> i am dennis kneale. >> i am cheryl casone. noon eastern time and here is the question, tax the rich? president obama to hit the hardwood in a couple of hours. he is now insisting on a $1.6 trillion tax increase, but we have a ceo who says the president is meeting with the wrong people. he says small business is really holding all the cards right now. dennis: general alarm. the general agreement testified to congress. we are alive at the pentagon with the latest. cheryl: retail sales falling as we head into the holy grail of profits. black friday and the christmas shopping season. we have two analysts with the stocks to buy the stocks to dump. dennis: nicole petallides, so the dow turned lower, nicole. nicole: at least it looks like they have been dumping them more than buying them lately, cheryl and dennis. down almost 60 points on the dow jones industrial. we recoup some losses we saw earlier today, but the bank index has been under pressur
and congressman tom price. democratic senator kent conrad and congressman chris van hollen. plus, president obama looks ahead to a second-term while republicans look to regroup. we'll ask our sunday panel about what both sides need to do moving forward. all right now. on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington on veterans day. when we honor the military for their service to our nation. we begin today with a dramatic fall from grace of one of the most respected military men of this generation. c.i.a. director and retired four-star general david petraeus stepped down friday after admitting to an extramarital affair. joining us now to discuss that and upcoming hearings on the deadlyer thor attack in libya is the chairman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you, chris. >> chris: in a statement you said you understand petraeus' decision to resign but you wish president obama had not accepted that. after more revelations this weekend, do you still feel that way? >> i talked to dave petraeus twice on friday. he said t
trades when you open an account. >>> all right. welcome back. we have a hot show for you today. we are getting down to the brass tax on the fiscal cliff tomorrow. president obama and congressional leaders meet face to face with the clock ticking to new year's on the fiscal cliff. for nearly two years, the one plan that has gotten the most support among those outside of washington and even inside has been the simpson/bowles plan. the two, of course, chaired president obama's debt commission. two years ago when the plan was presented, it was all but ignored by those in power. joining me now, the two architects behind the plan, former republican senator alan simpson and former chief of staff for democratic president bill clinton erskine bowles. gentlemen, wonderful to have you on the program. i want to first get to this. have either of you or together both of you been asked to participate in any way in these fiscal cliff negotiations? >> i've talked to most of the members of the white house. i met over the last couple of days with what's called the gang of eight, four republican senat
. hearings are underway right now on capitol hill and lawmakers are still trying to figure out what exactly went wrong on september 11th that led to the murder of four americans. the hearings coming a day after president obama defended u.n. ambassador susan rice who was criticized for her remarks immediately following this attack. she is reportedly in contention to succeed hillary clinton as our secretary of state, take a listen. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and to besmurch her reputation is outrageous. jenna: senator john cornyn of texas what's elected to be the senate's minority whip, a bit of a promotion if you will. thanks to have you back on the program. >> thank you, jenna, good to be with you. jenna: your reaction on what the president had to say yesterday in. >> i thought it was an overreaction to say
at 10:15 a.m. eastern. speaking on on cnbc thursday, the co-chairs of president obama's deficit commission alan simpson and erskine bowles say you law make are haven't been focused on what's really right for the country. >> leaders who think it would be to their advantage to go off a fiscal cliff. what a wonderful trait that is. that we can win more democrats if we let it go over, we can win more with republicans. this whole game is not about win or lose. it's about how do we make the dems lose and how do we make the republicans lose. people are sick of that and they're ashamed of if. >> if we do get our house in order, the future of america is really bright. and we can compete with the best and brightest. if we don't, we're well on on our way to becoming a second rate power. >> simpson isn't hopeful a deal will be reached before the end of the year. bowles sees a one third chance. on that optimistic note, joining us is ben white from politico. so what's it going to be, economic chaos? >> no, i think i'm at more saa more sanguine. republicans lost seats in the house and senate a
that were -- the folks in washington knew what the right way was to try to whip national elections, they couldn't quite do it because they were -- basically, they succumbed to their base the democratic party started with bill clint and obama successfully able to carry this over, never able to allow the base of the democratic party, special interest groups, to overtake the national message, the republican party -- >> the serious governing philosophy thatter is thfd country well but too many swing voters in the country, you hear the word conservative now, they think of looms and wackos. we gave pup five u.s. senate seats the last two election cycles by people who were just out there, completely extreme, manifestly up prepared for the offices that they are running for. our elected leaders scared to death of the conservative entertainment complex, the shrill and divisive voices that are bombastic and broadcasting out into the homes and this country is rejecting the social extremism of the republican party on issue after issue. if you look at the four states that legalized gay marriage,
money. >> right. you know, andrea, i hate to sound an optimistic note when it comes to politics, but i do think the signals coming out of john boehner's sort of world, and out of president obama's statement last week is that there can be some common ground here, that president obama, i think, clearly has some leverage due to what happened in the, in his own race, as well as at the senate level. so i think he has that. and then john boehner, i think a little bit more questionable in how much more leverage he has within his own caucus, but we shall see. if both of them can sort of say, look, let's do this, this is important to the country, let's move on, we can disagree about lots of other things, but we're going to compromise and move forward. whether that compromise is not raising the rates, but finding a way to get people, the top 1% of earners to pay more without raising their rates and having that conversation early next year, we're not sure what it is. but i think at this stage, it's important to kind of read the tone and how they look and sound and i think that suggests compromise
: "america live" starts right now. megyn: for the first time in more than eight months, president obama goes face-to-face with the white house press corps one week after he was elected to the presidency. welcome to "america live." i am megyn kelly. in less than 30 minutes, president obama will hold his first solo news conference since march 6. in that time from our nation has grappled with a number of major events, including the deaths of four americans in a terror attack on 9/11 this year. among those killed, the u.s. ambassador. the first time in austin ambassador to murder and 33 years. the deficit also topped $1 trillion for the fourth straight year. david petreaus resigned just last week amid a scandal. lots of important issues to ask the president about. ed henry is live on the north lawn. this white house really wants to focus on economic issues. also, the fiscal cliff in this news conference. there is going to be a lot of topics on the docket today. reporter: that is right, megyn. it has been months since they held one. they want to talk about a whole range of other topics at the med
that now. >> if the grand bargain that president obama and speaker boehner were talking about two years ago were put back on the table right now, with the house republican conference that speaker boehner? the $800 billion. >> through growth, deductions, loopholes, so forth. i have not what this vote. >> she may have to. >> tell me about that. the house republicans are poised to move in that direction. is the speaker hunting out a head of the pack? i do not think so. he is leading the house in a way. he is reflecting what a majority of house republicans are. >> for anyone suggest that speaker boehner the o's and without full support of the republicans would be wrong to attack that would be wrong. what is the speaker doing today? he went out after the president's victory on tuesday. he went to the cameras, offered sincere congratulations, and laid out a pathway for a way for us to mat get out of this. it was a good way. there is some language about compromise and common ground. we have to figure out a way to avoid this fiscal cliff and all the trauma that would ensue if we go over it. the spe
conversations. total game changer if hillary clinton sort of sticks to it and says i'm not running, right? >> i'm sorry, chris. say that again. >> a total game changer if hillary clinton decides definitely not to run. >> yeah, i think, as i said i think democrats are excited about what president obama has done through this election cycle and excited about the possibilities of solving problems. i don't think they're focused on the campaign in 2016. >> oh, come on, these conversations are not being had? >> all those people you mention, vice president biden was my seat made in the senate, a fabulous leader, wonderful, works wonderfully with the senate. does a tremendous job as vice president. we have a lot of great candidates on the democratic side that are possible, but i don't think they'll want to start talking about it. i think they'll want to start working hard on the problems we see that we can solve and chip says, the people will see what this next four years produces and i think democrats want to make sure that they're working in a bipartisan way to find the solutions and make these next f
to meditate. clearly you need to calm him. take it down a notch. >> that's right. >> all right, thanks alina. there are just 50 days until the u.s. faces that fiscal cliff. president obama has invited leaders from the house and the senate to the white house on friday to talk about some solutions. some of last year's dead ends still fresh in everybody's minds. the gang of eight, senate negotiators are going to meet sometime this week as well. republicans say maybe a deal isn't so far off listen. >> i think there is a deal. the yin and yang of this is we know there has to be revenues. and i think look i haven't met a wealthy republican or democrat in tennessee that's not willing to contribute more as long as they know we solved the problem. so the ying of revenue we understand. i thinkth a very good pro-growth way of putting that in place so you're actually getting revenues from people like me and other folks that make above "x" dollars. what you have to have tied to that is true entitlement reform. >> grover norquist is the president of americans for tax reform. he's also the author of debacl
obama and speaker boehner were talking about two years ago, were put back on the table right now, with the house up in conference at speaker boehner allowing him to sign the deal? >> so in other words, 800 billion, revenue increases through growth and through deductions and so forth, i need to loopholes and so forth, i'm not with this vote on his face because you might have to spend tell me about that, brother. i got that figured out. i think house republicans are poised to clean up in that direction. so in other words, are you asking me, is the speaker had out ahead of the pack? i don't think so. i think he's leading the house anyway, and i think he's reflecting where majority of house republicans are? >> for anyone who's just speaker boehner goes into those talks with out full throated support of house republicans conference, that would be wrung? >> that would be wrong. .. the agenda that dave as the committee has laid out over the past two years and let's focus on making the u.s. tax code the most competitive tax jurisdiction of the world. >> let me ask you some of the specifi
million and above it's less and that's all i'm hearing from the obama administration peter at this point, is that high end thing. that doesn't solve anything at this point. >> right. raising tax rates and saying that's the only way to get revenue is a false choice. all we need to do is grow the economy more than it is today and you will get higher revenues. that's the simple math and again, the context of where we're going with these tax hikes is the u.s. economy is barely growing and why would we want to damage that? why do we want to shrink the private sector just as the time we need to increase it. >> they point out the president, when he signed the last compromise when he did the two-year extension he said it's not the right time to raise taxes. they do understand it can be below 250, more deleterious because people above 250 don't save it or they spend it. they understand it's not good for the economy. the $82 billion we were able to get might hurt the economy to the same extent we'll still be at $1 trillion and at $20 trillion within four or five years. >> last week we talked to da
are suggesting to members of congress that mr. obama is willing to let the deadline pass, to let things go over the cliff if he can't get a deal that he wants. it's a strong negotiating tool. charlie, norah, gayle? >> that's right, bill plante, thank you. >>> a powerful explosion devastated a neighborhood in indianapolis over the weekend. two homes were left in pieces and a fire damaged dozens more. fire officials are trying to figure out the cause of the blast. >> reporter: two people were killed by the massive blast that was heard for miles and left this indianapolis neighborhood littered with debris. >> my first thought is a bomb. >> reporter: in every direction, walls crumbled and windows shattered. nearly three dozen homes were damaged or destroyed. >> there are homes that will have to be torn down. and there are homes that can be inhabited within the next day or so, but we're examining each and every one of them. >> reporter: the fiery explosion happened around 11:00 p.m. saturday causing some 200 residents to flee into the night. seven were injured. >> the house probably felt like it mov
downgraded again -- >> ever since the election, i keep trying to just focus right on what we're talking about and that is this high end marginal rates on the 250 and above. obama has at this point said that so much times that, i don't know, he's kind of like drawing a line in the sand there. >> oh, yeah. >> we decided yesterday that was one thing that he is at 250 and 39.6. >> i'm still not convinced it's 39.6%. i do think 250 is the line. >> i don't think we're 35% and trying to find deductions anymore. >> the house was 55% stayed republican. so they have the same claim that their constituents elected them to hold the line on this. i saw comments from dave camp that this game that he keeps playing with, i've got the pen, i'm ready to sign it, it's just delaying. it's a nonstarter according to the people that stopped it the last intwo years. >> today is the first day that they'll all be meeting at the white house. and today is the first day that we don't know what's going to happen. >> the issues are so big in terms of entitlements. the fiscal cliff is one thin, but the issues are so -- the f
that was significant. there is a possibility he could do that now. >> if the grand bargain that president obama and speaker boehner were talking about two years ago were put back on the table right now, with the house republican conference that speaker boehner? the $800 billion. >> through growth, deductions, loopholes, so forth. i have not what this vote. >> she may have to. >> tell me about that. the house republicans are poised to move in that direction. is the speaker hunting out a head of the pack? i do not think so. he is leading the house in a way. he is reflecting what a majority of house republicans are. >> what is the speaker doing today? he went out after the president's victory on tuesday. he went to the cameras, offered sincere congratulations, and laid out a pathway for a way for us to get out of this. it was a good way. there is some language about compromise and common ground. we have to figure out a way to avoid this fiscal cliff and all the drama that would ensue if we go over it. the speaker laid out a pathway and said to the president -- lead us on this pathway. we are telli
it for another decade, to provide benefits immediately. immediately. for seniors right now. republicans took that same money and gave tax cuts to the rich. and that was the message that outside money spent to misrepresent. and that is why the election of barack obama was so very, very important, to protect medicare. even though we could not get the majority, we knew when he won that many of the issues -- affordable care, medicare, etc., were protected. so we have a different view of what happened that day. you saw some of you of the members that we elected, the intellect that we brought in here. it's not so much quantity as the quality of leadership, the quality of our members, the ideas that they have, the talent they bring, the commitment and dedication to a better future. we are solidly -- we may not have the majority and we may not have the gavel, but we have the unity and we have the unity to go forward to create jobs, to build our economy. simple as abc. american made, as steny would say, make it in america. build the infrastructure of america. right? and see tax cuts for the middle cl
the biggest challenge facing these guys across the street right now, particularly republicans in the house, is between now and christmas. as president obama said friday, that would give added% of americans, anybody making to under thousand dollars a year tax cut. are republicans going to allow the 98% of americans to take a tax cut or will they hold them hostage and get a continued tax cut for that 2%? this is a very clear issue and the first challenge for john boehner. 90% vs. 2%. he is -- they have sided with 2%. can he get them to give 90% of americans a tax break? if not, the republican party is in more trouble. >> ami sheree this order -- editorial saying that the republicans have no foothold in -- and little room to negotiate and the president will drive a bargain. >> it would have to say this. republicans are not dealing from strength. they were in 2010 when they elected 63 tea party freshman and i could block or pass anything they wanted. john boehner was to admit that they do not win and if they do not when you are not dealing with a position of strength. president ob
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